Now I'm concerned

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Re: Now I'm concerned

Postby point30 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:51 am

I am sure Catherine has heard it before.....but really, Catherine we are all very thankful for what you do.
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Re: Now I'm concerned

Postby Gordknight » Thu Mar 01, 2018 1:59 am

It seems REALLY odd to me that they recommended that you see an oncologist. It is overkill in my opinion. I had a stage 1a 4 years ago that was just slightly more shallow than yours. Mine was a .22 with all the other markers being the same. I had it shaved, then did the WLE then had regular check up since then. My derm (who is amazing. Spotted my melanoma without a dermascope from across the room) never mentioned anything about oncologists.

IMO its ridiculous that it was suggested and sounds like a money grab to me, or that your derm isnt experienced enough. EVERY melanoma that isnt in situ is "invasive". 0.3 is extremely shallow and the odds that is spread to a lymph node are 1-2% if not less.

I wouldn't be worried.
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